Buckle Up Your Dog!
Your dog needs the correct size safety restraint to be safe in the car. Be sure to make the appropriate measurements before you purchase to make sure you've got the correct size. If you need help choosing the right restraint, please call 301-337-1039 or email at .
All products on this site have been certified by the Center for Pet Safety and have passed their rigorous crash testing. For more info, click here.
Sleepypod harnesses for dogs 18-90 lbs
Some things to know about the harnesses:
Make your purchase based on GIRTH, not weight.
Both harnesses have passed Center for Pet Safety's crash testing, so choose based on style, and don't worry about the safety aspect.
If your dog is greater than 90 lbs but fits the girth, keep in mind that something is better than nothing. There just isn't any data out there for dogs larger than 90 lbs yet.
Sport vs. Terrain:
The Sport is a great basic seatbelt. It is lightweight and can be used as a walking harness with a top clip.
The Terrain has a slightly different style and is a little heavier. It has removable patches that you can change to describe your dog (ex. therapy dog, service dog, dog in training, etc). It works as a walking harness with a top clip. You can add a backpack accessory for your pup to carry his own things. In past experiences through dog seatbelt fittings, the Terrain tends to fit dogs with a more "rectangular" shaped body versus a "triangular" shaped body (broad chest and smaller belly).
Sleepypod Carriers - Dogs up to 17 lbs
Sleepypod Atom -
up to 12 lbs
Sleepypod Mobile - up to 15 lbs
Mini Version -
up to 8lbs
Sleepypod Air - up to 17 lbs
Choose a carrier based on weight, body type and your dog's behavior.
The Atom is better for taller dogs.
The Air is good for those with a longer body.
The Mobile works great for dogs who like to curl up.
*Try it out with a snufflemat. Put some treats in the snufflemat, and put it in the carrier. This not only gives your dog something to do, but builds a positive association to being in the carrier.
Dogs are living beings, with personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes those quirks are not always compatible with car riding!
You need to be able to put your dog in a seatbelt and have peace of mind that he/she will be protected in case of a crash. Luckily, there are tools available to help make car riding a breeze. Check it out below, and if you need help with a specific problem, give us a call or sign up for a consult. Piper's Walk is here to help!
Buckle Shield - for dogs who can unbuckle themselves
Terrain Pack -
backpack which attaches to the Sleepypod Clickit Terrain. Because why should you have to carry everything?
S Clip -
for dogs who have difficulty with mobility in the seatbelt.
excellent enrichment toy and great tool for a variety of car behaviors
*If you have a large dog, more often than not, you will need one!